FsTec 2016


This September, The Zellman Group, LLC will be attending the Annual FsTec Conference in Dallas, Texas.

The FsTec Conference focuses on engaging service providers, small and large businesses, and executives in new technology in the food service sector. This year’s agenda is a mix of different workshops, breakout sessions, and boot camps focusing on changing the way we think about tech inside and outside of the food service community.

With over 50 speakers, this year’s FsTec Conference has something for everyone. Speakers this year vary from Paul Brown, CEO of Arby’s to 43rd President of the United States of America, George W. Bush. Topics include security and loss prevention, utilizing mobile and video, and monetizing content across all platforms.

FsTec is sponsoring donations to the Carre Foundation and Your Grateful Nation. The Carre Foundation is a special foundation that focuses on leadership through charitable giving. All FsTec attendees are given the opportunity to donate to the less fortunate while building stronger relationships. Your Grateful Nation is an organization that’s purpose is to provide support and guidance for veterans as they enter back into everyday civilian life.

The Zellman Group will be in attendance to discuss and demonstrate the benefits of our Food Service Analytics Managed Services. Through this service we are able to analyze a business’s data through a restaurants POS system and detect and report theft and fraud.

You can find us at FsTec in booth 112 that we are sharing with Agilence.


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Loss Prevention Magazine/Loss Prevention Foundation Annual Meeting

This September, The Zellman Group will be attending the Annual Loss Prevention Magazine/Loss Prevention Foundation Meeting in Fort Myers, Florida. This meeting is honoring the magazine’s 15th anniversary and the LP Foundation’s 10th anniversary.

The venue is being shared with the Foundation’s board of directors as well at the Retail Industry Leaders Associations (RILA) Asset Protection Leaders Council membership. Invitees include the magazine’s Vendor Advisory Board, as well as retail sponsors, members of the foundation, and other special guests. This meeting gives key members of the LP community an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and impact LP Magazine and the LP Foundation have made in the field.

There will be many exciting speakers at the event this year. Two main speakers include Mike Eruzione and Chief of the Boston Police Department William G. Gross. Mike Eruzione was the captain of the US national hockey team that defeated the Soviet Union in 1980 in the Winter Olympics. He is a popular motivational speaker.

The second keynote speaker is the Chief of the Boston Police Department William G. Gross. Gross is the first African American Chief in the history of the Boston Police Department. Gross will be speaking on the success of Community Policing and through his own personal experience how it strengthens departments, neighborhoods, and local businesses.

This event is to honor and celebrate the great accomplishments LP Magazine and the LP Foundation has done for the loss prevention community.


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The Zellman Group joins The Loss Prevention Research Council

Written by Chelsea Barry, July 19th, 2016.

The Zellman Group, LLC is proud and excited to announce joining The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) as a solutions partner member.

As a solutions partner member, The Zellman Group has the opportunity to collaborate and participate with the LPRC to continue to help retailers increase sales while decreasing shrinkage.

“We’ve just added another key LPRC member,” says Dr. Read Hayes, Director of The Loss Prevention Retail Council. “The LPRC and our 40 retail chain members welcome The Zellman Group to the fold; especially since their ORC expertise- and creativity in several other important LP/AP areas are a nice compliment to several of our very active working groups.”

Throughout their almost twenty years of business, The Zellman Group has always emphasized the importance of contributing to and improving the LP community. “We are excited to be a contributing member to the Loss Prevention Research Council. I find that the LPRC vision is in line with Zellman’s as we both are looking to identify Loss Prevention solutions for the Loss Prevention industry.” Zellman CEO, Stuart Levine states. “The LPRC work groups and action teams are in line with the services provided by Zellman. As the leading provider of data analytics or ORC recovery we are excited to participate in these groups.”

The Loss Prevention Research Council is a leader in real world research and analysis in the loss prevention and crime industry. Since its founding in 2001, by 10 leading retailers and Dr. Read Hayes, the LPRC has conducted 120 real world loss prevention research projects. These research projects are conducted through evidence-based studies with field experiments to provide retailers and solution providers with ROI data, statistical models for reducing shortages, supply chain and violent crime R&D, and an immense understanding for employee dishonesty and shoplifter dynamics.

The Zellman Group is a loss prevention services company that focuses primarily in retail, food service, and hospitality. At Zellman, we provide our clients with a third party perspective, while preventing loss, maintaining consistency, and maximizing profitability. Based in Greenvale, New York, The Zellman Group executives have an intimate knowledge of loss prevention, audit, civil recovery, analytics, and consulting.


Learn more about the Loss Prevention Research Council here.

National Retail Federation (NRF) 2016 Recap

Written by Chelsea Barry July 14, 2016

June 14-15 The Zellman team took the trip down to Philadelphia for the National Retail Federation’s Annual Loss Prevention Conference.

This year The Zellman Group, LLC decided to take a different approach to NRF with a ‘walk in the park’ themed booth. Equipped with lawn furniture, foliage, and full on grassy turf, The Zellman booth was the place to kick back, relax and learn about loss prevention. Another new addition to this year’s NRF booth was Wallie, our portable interface. Not only could one learn about Zellman’s many services through Wallie, but also charge one’s cell phone and take selfies with Wallie’s fun photo booth feature.

This year The Zellman group was a Platinum sponsor of NRF, sponsoring Tuesday’s Welcome Reception and First Timer’s Reception, the Grand Finale and Reception, Exhibitor Big !deas, Thursday’s Food Sector Appreciation Breakfast, and ORC/Investigators’ Network and Law Enforcement Breakfast Meeting.

Not only was Zellman a major sponsor of NRF, but also a speaker at the expo. CEO, Stuart Levine spoke with Fort Lee Police Captain Patrick Kissane and John Shanks, Law Enforcement Relationship Manager on the importance of ORC investigations. Their session, ‘ORC Beyond the Investigation’ focused on further developing law enforcement relationships with LP, understanding asset forfeiture, and how Zellman can maximize ORC recovery.

VP of Operations, Lauren Bridgeo and Director of ORC Recovery, Bill Ramos also spoke in LPNN’s Live Digital Conference at NRF called, ‘From LP Executive to Service Provider; Why is this important to the retail community,’ focusing on the transition from retail to service provider and the benefits of the relationship between the two.

All and all it was an exciting and memorable NRF for everyone at The Zellman Group. We look forward to next year’s expo and seeing everyone again.

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The Zellman Group and the International Association of Chiefs of Police focus on ORC Recovery

This October, The Zellman Group, LLC is sponsoring the 123rd International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Exposition in San Diego, California.

The IACP Annual Conference and Exposition is the largest gathering of police officers in the United States. Currently the IACP has over 20,000 members, made up exclusively of police officers who have held executive roles in police agencies. The IACP is dedicated to advancing the law enforcement profession through advocacy, outreach, education, and programs.

The Zellman Group has a long history of working closely with police, especially through their work in Organized Retail Crime (ORC) Recovery. At the conference, CEO Stuart Levine, and Director of ORC Recovery Bill Ramos, are discussing the growing problem that is ORC and the importance of police involvement in ORC/ORT. “The relationship with Federal and local Law Enforcement leadership is instrumental in bringing ORC/ORT cases forward for prosecution and eventual recovery.  Our sponsorship with the International Association of Chiefs of Police ensures this continued networking to support the retail industry,” Levine states.

In a study conducted by the National Retail Federation in 2015, 97% of surveyed retailers were victims of Organized Retail Crime. Out of every $1 billion in annual sales $453,940 was lost from ORC. Out of those retailers surveyed, 78.8% support the need for federal ORC legislation. In states with ORC legislation, approximately half of retailers surveyed note that ORC laws are having a positive impact from increased support from law enforcement.


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